Homemade Pasta Sauce

Carol Perricone


I combined several different recipes to come up with this version. This recipe makes enough sauce to eat on the day I make it, and then enough to make 3 leftover containers of sauce and meat.


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1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
ground veal
1/2 lb
ground pork
2 large
1 1/2 c
2 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
bread crumbs, seasoned
3 clove
garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp
chopped parsley


medium onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
olive oil
3 can(s)
28 oz crushed tomatoes
3 can(s)
28oz tomato puree
1 can(s)
6 oz tomato paste
add 1 tsp. each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano and sugar to sauce
1 lb
italian sweet sausage

How to Make Homemade Pasta Sauce


  • 1In a large bowl, place all meats, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, eggs, and water. Then sprinkle cheese over top, sprinkle breadcrumbs over cheese.
  • 2Mix beef mixture from sides to middle, folding it over itself, until well mixed. Don't handle too much, or meatballs will be tough. Make about 2 inch meatballs.
  • 3Bake meatballs on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, turning once until browned. ** they can also be fried in oil, 5 minutes per side, and drained on paper towels, before adding to sauce.
  • 4Brown italian sausage the same way as the meatballs.
  • 5Meanwhile, in a large sauce pan, brown onion and garlic in oil. Be careful not to burn garlic.
  • 6Add the crushed tomatoes and tomato puree, along with the tomato paste. Stir well. Add seasonings, meatballs and sausage to sauce, bring it to a simmer, and let cook about 2 hour, stirring often.
  • 7Serve with your favorite pasta, or use it to make lasagna or chicken parmesan or any favorite recipe requiring red sauce.

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About Homemade Pasta Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids

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